WHEN TO APPLY
HOW TO APPLY
AFTER YOU APPLY
Fire & Grace School of Ministry accepts new students once per year. Prospective students must submit completed applications for the coming year no later than August 1st.
CHARACTER: Students will be expected to live in accordance with godly principles as stated in the New Testament and the Fire & Grace School of Ministry Code of Conduct.
ACADEMIC: Applicants must have completed high school (Diploma or GED). Any exceptions to this must be approved by the FGSM Evaluation Panel.
AGE: Applicants who wish to enroll in the Fire & Grace School of Ministry must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of class of the year they are applying for. Any exceptions to this must be approved by the FGSM Evaluation Panel. Applicants who are not 18 years old by the first day of class must have a Parental Recommendation submitted with their application.
APPLICATION FEE: A nonrefundable $25 application fee must be sent with your application. Send a check or money order attached to your application forms to our Admissions Office.
TUITION: The cost of tuition for a full-time student is $600.00 per semester/$1,200.00 per year. This amount DOES NOT include text books or school supplies. Tuition payments can be made in full by the first day of class or in eight (8) installments of $150.00 each. Installment payments are due on the first (1st) of the month beginning October 1 and ending May 1.
The cost of tuition for a part-time student is $200.00 per class. A first year, part-time student takes Core Class (no charge) plus 1-2 classes in the fall semester and then 1-2 classes in the spring semester. The remaining classes are taken the second year. This amount DOES NOT include text books or school supplies. Tuition payments for the fall semester must be made in full by the first day of class. Tuition payments for the spring semester must be made in full by the first day of class unless other arrangements are made. Part-time students will be given limited access to academic sessions each semester.
Important Note: We believe that FGSM tuition is reasonable and much lower than most ministry schools. We also agree with Matthew 6:21 that people spend their money on what is important to them and they are more likely to value what they spend their money on. However, we also know that some truly cannot afford tuition. Therefore, if you sincerely desire to attend FGSM but cannot due to finances, please submit your application and note this. FGSM does not deny applicants based on inability to pay tuition.
HOUSING/EMPLOYMENT/TRANSPORTATION/FOOD: Currently all classes are on-line only. Students who desire to move near Fire & Grace School of Ministry are responsible for their own housing, employment, transportation, food, healthcare, etc.
All questions on the application forms must be completed. If a question does not apply, write N/A (not applicable). Applications must be signed and dated. Failure to do so will cause a delay in the processing of your application. If you have attended more than 3 colleges or other schools, please list the information on a separate sheet of paper.
a. One Personal Recommendation must be completed by a mature Christian adult (at least 24 years or older) that has known the applicant at least one year and is not a relative. The recommendation will be kept in confidence. Once completed, the recommendation must be mailed directly to our Admissions Office by the individual filling out the recommendation form, not the applicant.
b. Pastoral Recommendations must be completed by the Pastor from the home church where you regularly attend. Once completed, recommendations should be mailed directly to our Admissions Office. If you do not have a home church please submit an explanation.
3) STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Complete this form in your own words. Limit statement to 300 words. Your statements will be held in confidence.
Applicants to Fire & Grace School of Ministry should send the completed Application, Statement of Purpose, and the Application Fee to our Admissions Office:
Fire & Grace School of Ministry
Attn: Admissions Office
P.O. Box 4275
Opelika, AL 36803
When the Admissions Office has received ALL completed forms, including recommendations and fees; your application will enter the Evaluation Process and will be reviewed by the Fire & Grace School of Ministry Evaluation Panel. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance or denial within 4 weeks after their application enters the Evaluation Process. It is strongly suggested that the applicant make sure the Pastoral and Personal Recommendations have been submitted. Applicants to Fire & Grace School of Ministry will not enter the Evaluation Process until all of the above forms have been received.
If you have questions regarding the status of your application please contact our Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information regarding acceptance or denial will not be given over the phone.